5 festive meat free products for your Christmas menus
Over the last few years there has been a really big focus on catering for the vegan market. But more recently we’ve noticed that it’s important not to forget about your vegetarian customers, and provide plenty of veggie options too.
In fact, 57% of vegetarians feel that their menu options become less appealing when they’re made vegan*. In this blog we’ll go through some delicious vegan and vegetarian options to make your meat-free festive menus a hit with a wide range of customers!
1. Billington Foods cauliflower & caramelised onion tart
If you like the sound of cauliflower cheese then this vegetarian tart is an ideal centre of plate vegetarian option for menus. Add the delicious caramelised onion to the tart and it’s a winner.
2. Kale roulade with roasted sweet potato
Colourful food has such appeal on a plate and this kale and sweet potato roulade with a creamy cream cheese roll and sundried tomatoes certainly delivers on that. It is also a fantastic product for chefs that need an easy-to-prepare meal solution for their menus that are suitable for vegetarians.
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3. Sargents bakery vegan mince pie
Mince pies are an essential for Christmas. But sometimes they are actually not suitable for vegans due to the dairy content in the pastry. But this year Sargents bakery have launched a vegan mince pie that is just as good as its non-vegan counterpart. It’s one of those dishes that meat eaters, vegetarian and vegans can enjoy. What’s not to love!
4. Spicy battered cauliflower
This Buffalo cauliflower is a fantastic product as a starter or as part of a small plates menu. It has recently been developed into a vegan product making it even better. Serve with some cranberry sauce to create that delicious sweet savoury flavour combination.
5. Vegan buffet sausage roll
This sausage roll is perfect for businesses that are looking at adding party food or buffet-style food to their Christmas or New Year’s menus. These bite-sized sausage rolls have a tasty plant-based sausage wrapped in a flaky vegan puff pastry.
We hope this has inspired your festive menu planning – not long to go now! Will you be adding these tasty veggie and vegan options to your menu?
*Bidfood and CGA bespoke consumer research, 2003 UK adults, July 2022